The chairman of the League for the Defense of Human Rights of Algeria, who served as cabinet minister in Bumedi, died in Algiers on Sunday. He is 100 years old.
Human rights activist Ali Yahia Abdennour died at his home in Algiers 100 months after his death on April 25 (Sunday). From the creation of the Algeria League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH) to the public support of Chirac, lawyers have been involved in all struggles for freedom and citizenship in Algeria.
Ali Yahia Abdennour (Ali Yahia Abdennour) was born on January 18, 1921 in Eit Yahia in Kabylia. After obtaining Tizi Ouzou’s intermediate teaching certificate, he was first like a father Served as a teacher for the second time. In 1943, he was mobilized and sent to Morocco for training in armored vehicles. He particularly participated in the “Assault War”, during which he was injured due to spinal injuries. Ali Yahia Abdennour (Ali Yahia Abdennour), decorated with the War Cross, discovered the massacre of May 8, 1945 after returning home, especially its influence on Setif, Guerma and Clara Tower .
For many of his generation, this is a moment of rupture. “This tragedy shows us what we are as a ruled and humiliated people”, He will summarize it later. In the same year, he joined the Algerian People’s Party of Algeria (PPA), which later became the Movement for Democracy and Freedom (MTLD). In 1949, due to differences in the definition of Arab and Muslim Algeria and the location of Berbers between activists and party leaders, historians called it the “Berber crisis” and he alienated himself.
In November 1954, when the Algerian War broke out, he taught at Miliana. He joined the National Liberation Front (FLN) in 1955 and was arrested on the eve of the Battle of Algiers in January 1957. He was detained in the camp, then deported from Algeria to France in November 1960, and then left France for Tunisia, where he became the secretary general of the Algerian Workers’ Union (UGTA).
With the independence of Algeria in 1962, the process was quite chaotic. After serving as the Deputy Chairman of Tizi Ouzou’s Constituent Assembly in 1962, he participated in a protest led by the founder of the former Front Front Socialist Front (FFS) Hocine Aït Ahmed, before joining President Ahmed Ben Bella in 1964. Houari Boumédiène was appointed Minister of Public Works and Transport on June 19, 1965, and was subsequently appointed Minister of Agriculture and Land Reform in 1966.
Ali Yahia Abdennour left the political field in 1967 and continued to study law. After becoming a lawyer, he was arrested in 1983 and imprisoned for engaging in human rights protection activities. This is the beginning of Second Life. He is the co-founder of LADDH, defending Berber culture advocates and communists or Islamists. Even if it means alienation, some of his companions are also alienated because of the latter.
If today’s tribute, including officials, is unanimously recognized, then Ali Yahia Abdennour is often insulted. The anti-Islamic or pro-Algerian press is part of the ““FIS Lawyer” (Islamic Salvation Front) During the Black Decade in the 1990s.
« Since October 1988, my position in the promotion and defense of human rights has made me strongly dissatisfied. Numerous news reports have made me more determined. These articles contain everything I have rejected, vulgar knowledge, cruelty to human rights, and the truth. , The enslavement of power.I found myself at the crossroads of all misunderstandings, hatred, insults, slander are evidence “, he will say in an interview in 2007.
Ali Yahia Abdennour (Ali Yahia Abdennour) stopped the electoral process after the first round of elections held on December 26, 1991, and won a major victory for the International Intelligence Union. This was Algeria in 1995. One of the keys to the national contract signed between the opposition and the Catholics in Rome. San Egidio community.Blamed by some people “betray”He countered that under any circumstances, the defense of human rights and freedom is not variable.
“When human rights are violated, I will not try to find out whether the victim is a Democrat or an Islamic person to help him. There is no difference between all victims of oppression affected by the same human factor, because human rights are above all else. Political or ideological split”, He summed up the line he insisted all his life.
Not surprisingly, Ali Yahia Abdennour publicly supports Hirak. From the beginning of this popular protest movement that began on February 22, 2019, he urged the army to start a dialogue with the protesters.